Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog –
Monday 11th March 2019.

It’s the biggest week of the year next week.

The Olympics of horse racing it has been called and that’s a pretty accurate description. Anyone who’s ever been involved with racing or even knows someone involved or even knows what a horse is, Will be watching.

We have assembled a nice team to go there and if they all get in we should have four runners and they’ve all got each way chances. Johanos, Some Detail, Pearl Royal and Le Musse could all run especially now the rain has finally arrived.
It’s great to have horses good enough to go there and not just to make up the numbers, Every owner, Trainer and Jockey aspires to compete at the festival.

Nigel actually rode a winner at the festival on Segram, What a horse he was.

A big chunk of the season has been missed by many trainers because of the dry winter and then the flu scenario which incidentally has really messed us about, trainers and owners are desperate to run now the rain has come but on Saturday at Hereford there was twenty balloted out of the first race when surely it could have been divided, why not ???.


Today – 3:20 Ballymagroarty Boy     Horse Profile - Jockey Coloursat Plumpton

Tomorrow – 5:30 Johanos   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Cheltenham

Tomorrow – 8:15 Stormy Blues     Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Wolverhampton

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 – 5:30 Some Detail      Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Cheltenham

Thursday, 14 March 2019 – 5:30 Pearl Royale    Horse Profile - Jockey Colours  at Cheltenham

Friday, 15 March 2019 – 5:30 Le Musee        Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Cheltenham

Saturday 16 March – 2:25 Alminar      Horse Profile - Jockey Colours    at Uttoxeter

Saturday, 16 March 2019 – 3.15   Speredek       Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Kempton

Saturday, 16 March 2019 – 3:35   Johanos       Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Uttoxeter

Sunday, 17 March 2019 – 4:10    Johanos   Horse Profile - Jockey Colours at Ffos Las

Horses For Sale

Boris De Deauville / Take a Chance – Purchased in France with a winning pedigree, schooled with a lovely natural jump and ready for training next year.

Balko / Ugoline – Beautiful racing type from the profiled French jumps sire Balko. Bought in France and a very exciting prospect for next year.

Top Trip / Jour De Chance – Top class racing type from an exciting young stallion standing at the same stud as Kapgarde. Strong winning pedigree and much to look forward to next year.

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